pic of the storm clouds
Monday night, with very little warning, we received a storm with strong straightline winds. Whoop, there it was! Right on us, fierce and strong. It only lasted for about half an hour, but it left its fair share of damage.
My sister's privacy fence isn't so private anymore
A large majority of our community was hit. Trees were the biggest culprit. They were everywhere. You couldn't go down a street without branches and trees blocking the streets. Luckily, there was no bodily injury to anyone. Several homes and cars were damaged.
Power went out immediately for a large portion of the town. We were completely without for one day. The second day a friend brought a generator. It kept the fridge and one box fan going. It was hotter than the seventh level of hell.
Our town of 40,000 was declared to be in a state of emergency. I did not work during the actual storm but came in a couple hours after. The 911 calls kept on comin'. It was one the busiest nights I've worked.
I'm impressed with how quick the power company got things up and running. Even though we were without power for a couple of days, it could've been worse. Adam, my teen son, saw a crew working hard to clear trees and ran down there with fluids for hydration.
He wasn't the only one with good deeds. Most of the community banded together to get branches cleared and make sure people were sheltered from the heat. During this time of disaster, our community showed great kindness and teamwork.
large tree uprooted just two houses to the west of us
Things are still somewhat in disarray, but it's getting back to some normalcy. As far as storms go, I'm good with not seeing another one this year.